Friday, 7 December 2012

An uneasy parting

Mama and Papa were given the most loving  of send-offs when they started their journey back to the UK.
The kids were very subdued at Kidz Club knowing they had to say goodbye to their Mama, Papa and Auntie Libby who, after a very busy three weeks, had to fly back to fulfil vital fundraising commitments.
 Everyone put  on a brave face, but you could tell from the atmosphere that they were reluctant to see them leave.
It was a difficult for everyone but they all know that it will not be long before they will be back again as the intention is to "come and go''  until we have built a good financial foundation for our family which has grown far quicker than we could ever have predicted.
Completing the school is a real milestone, but there is still much more to do and with irons in the fire here in the UK we have to push forward to try to secure more child sponsors and new sources of funding .
We are exploring every avenue and our aim is to try to tap into big corporate charitable trusts.
 If you work for a company that has such a trust and might be worth approaching please let us know. You can email or
For now Mama and Papa will be working from Blackpool, Mama is in daily touch with her very capable management team using Skype or telephone and also Skypes the kids to keep up with their news every week.
The children are always told honestly what is happening and involved in making many of the decisions so they have known that Mama and Papa would have to leave and why.
Our kids may have been a bit down, but they are secure in the knowledge that at the Happy House they have a true and loving family.
By the middle of next summer we hope to be in a position where Mama and Papa can return home for good.